Pros Challenging and great hi-def graphcis. Each time you play it is very different.
Cons Takes several hours to complete a game.
Pros okay setup
Cons doing combat is like fighting blind because:
1) you cannot see the odds of victory before attacking
2) you cannot find out how many enemy units are there in a square
Pros Different victory conditions. Range of strenghs to choose.
Cons Glitches, glitches and more glitches.
Summary The ability to choose different civilizations that each posses unique strenths is a nice aspect of the game. The research of technologies to different paths to victory also make for good competition. The online play is probably the most challenging part of the game. It is some what fun to best other players in strategy.
The problems with version, server glitches can be frustrating.
"Pretty Good"on by mike1234565
Pros Fun and addicting like it always was
Cons Very short single player gameplay
Summary Haven't played Civ since Civ 2 on my old PC, but I was definitely in the market for a fun semi-time consuming game. Saw this game in a store, picked it up and was brought back to however many years ago when I used to play Civ 2 for hours on end.
Thing I like most about this game is the detail applied to the faction you choose and the upgrades you get from successful combat. Play is intricate and very detailed yet you dont have to micro-manage settlers to build up every square like you did in the old versions (very annoying). Gameplay is very fun and although figuring out the difference between what the left analog and right analog sticks do may be confusing at first, in about 20 turns it all becomes clear.
Game is also much more beginner friendly than previous versions yet strategy still has to be learned the hard way.
Main thing that was upsetting was the relatively short and quick way to score a win. I say short because, with the 4 ways of beating the game, it's easy to achieve any of those by the 18th or 19th centuries for the most part regardless of difficulty. Combine that with a smaller world (I remember being able to create a zillion cities in the old versions as opposed to this one) and it feels a little compressed. Also, once you obtain an absolute advantage over 2 or more races at any time period, the game is as good as over. I kinda missed the old game where I could actually play on even after I won and start colonizing other planets and create bigger and better units.
In summary, although I enjoyed the neverending feel of my old Civ game greatly, this one has me addicted and playing for hours on end just the same.